Grant proposals for the National Science Foundation, and for a growing number of other funders, require data management plans. Developing a competitive data management plan requires understanding and addressing all of the issues that funders and reviewers will expect. For example, have you considered how you will archive your research data to permit a complete retrospective audit for five years after your research is published, as required by the JHU policy on data retention? What steps will you take to adequately describe your research data so that it can be shared with others in the future, including metadata?

Join Data Management Services of the Sheridan Libraries for a free workshop on preparing data management plans. During this 1 hour workshop, we will go over the fundamentals of what information is needed for a stronger, more competitive plan and evaluate example plans using our grant reviewer’s guide. Although the emphasis will be on NSF data management plans, several other funders require plans covering the same content. Participants will have an opportunity to address questions specific to their research. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, December 5, and again on Tuesday January 8th, from noon to 1 pm in Room 4040 of the Brody Learning Commons. Please RSVP at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.